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Friday Fitness Hike

We hiked 11.7 miles on Friday, starting from the Wagner Trailhead. In order, we hiked the following trails: Wagner, Granite, Delsie, Gooseneck, Rock Knob, Pemberton, Bluff, Granite, Wagner.

Jon, Savannah, Janet, Ben, Bella, Eva, and Allen:

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Buckhorn Cholla:

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Bill Craig tells me that these yellow flowers are likely Trixis (Trixis Californica).

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Jon, Eva, Allen, Janet, and Ben, with dogs Bella and Savannah in front:

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Desert Marigold:

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I think this might be Threadleaf Ragwort / Sandwash Groundsel:

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New Mexico Thistle:

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I think this is some more of the Sandwash Groundsel. We saw this small rock formation with the saguaro on the Gooseneck Trail.

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A view of the McDowells from the Gooseneck Trail:

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The Goosneck Trail went between some rocks.

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Eva and Ben standing next to the lichen and moss covered rock.

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A closer look at both the lichen and the moss.

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I think these are wolfberries. I ate one earlier in the hike.

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A good view of Sven Slab with Tom’s Thumb in the background:
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Chain fruit cholla, along the Rock Knob Trail:

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A view of Rock Knob:

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This small rock formation can be seen from the Rock Knob Trail:

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I think this is White Ratany:

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